Hierarchy, Symmetry and Scale in Mathematics and Bi-Logic in Psychoanalysis, with Consequences

Fionn Murtagh

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Abstract

Hierarchy has properties of symmetry and scale. All that is related to hierarchy provides important perspectives on many other domains. The primary focus here is on renowned psychoanalyst Ignacio Matte Blanco's Bi-Logic. Bi-Logic relates to the two modes of being, respectively symmetry and asymmetry in thought and reasoning and brain processes, in unconscious and in conscious modes of being. Some further consequences and implications are noted. These include relevance and potential in social sciences; in qualitative as well as quantitative literary analysis, and content analytics of text, speech, visual recording, and so on; in security and forensics; and in the contemporary theme of research and development relating to Big Data analytics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-209
Number of pages13
JournalEuropean Review
Volume29
Issue number2
Early online date14 Apr 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2021

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